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I have been a part of Poetry Soup since 2009, and have made wonderful friendships, and been inspired beyond what I had could have ever imagined .  As a novice poet when I first joined up, I have learned so much, thanks to all of you.  Thank you for the many gifts of poetry, challenges, and inspirations.  But especially for the friendship and encouragement offered here. Thank you all, very much !


In Remembrance --IDES OF NOVEMBER


Blog Posted:11/22/2013 10:47:00 AM


   A November day, washed bright and clean

   light rains had ceased, and skies were blue
   But a plot, obscene, would dim the sun
   In a deadly script, which paled Macbeth
   A Lone Star light turned dark with death...........

I was about to stretch beyond my teens

all innocence upon the brink
As the callow child I was back then
I would immortalize between extremes
In my own small world, that I had known,
I would acknowledge the world in distant hues

And often held a passive view

But then, upon the landscape new

I was thrown to the wolves in black and white
I couldn't grasp those first words said
A horrendous drama, it can't be true!

Cascading, first with deep unrest

where cold war's threat, the South's unrest
with wars afar, I sat expecting
some deep resolve, as tales unfold
resulting good around the bend,
where naive' dreams had always been

This sudden turning of the tide

had come to change my voice inside...
knocking hard upon my door
deeply shocking,...to the core
rocking how I viewed the world

    With an anchored face, yet, strangely rue

    Apparent angst, his stolen breath
    He cleared his throat, and shared the news,
    With Cronkite calm, as if a stone,
    With cautious, stunning words to choose

      In his eyes, the sorrow shone
      I looked to him for confidence
      The magnitude, too great to own
      I needed guidance and a chance
      
to lean into his trusted arms
       this mortal moment too immense

I see it now, still clearly formed

The day was bright, with amber light
The sun was out, and lingered warm
Football games, a dance that night
Holidays had been conceived

But death
came crashing down with spite


Tragedy 
as thick as thieves,


A devil's
plot to interweave



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  1. Date: 11/23/2013 3:26:00 AM
    'A horrendous drama.it can't be true' ..Your words capture the shock of that moment so well Carrie.Like 9/11 it is a forever 'as is ' moment that is indelible in memory of all those in adulthood at the time.Rgds Brian

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  1. Date: 11/22/2013 11:06:00 PM
    Outstanding work, Carrie. What a great blog for today!! I was eight years old and had very little inkling of what it all meant but everyone was so sad that day.

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  1. Date: 11/22/2013 5:17:00 PM
    Carrie, I was a sophomore in high school and will never forget--your words recreate that day--those times.

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  1. Date: 11/22/2013 2:19:00 PM
    this reminds me of the feature i watched testerday, JFK: The Final Hours on natgeo channel... i was brought to tears as my dad used to discuss president kennedy with sorrow in his eyes.. and after 50 years, no one can still say with finality who crushed him in texas.. why?.. thanks, carrie.. i was about to make a blog on this one; solid piece you wrote !... thanks for sharing!..huggs

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